AK canning jar

I’ve got a zippy week ahead of me, so my training walks for the 3 day walk will be on hold until Thursday, but then I have got to get it back in gear!  The kids have conferences and a couple of days off this week, I am teaching a class and my dad and I are going to be setting up our seed sprouting area.  Should be fun!  With all the prep and work I have going on this week and all the chilly weather, we are eating very simply this week, enjoying some comfort foods we all enjoy.  It may say it’s close to spring on the calendar, but the snow outside says differently!


Head over to Laura’s for Menu Plan Monday.  She has a new button this week with her family favs and a few are allergy friendly.  I can’t wait to check them out!  The Gluten Free Menu Swap is being hosted by the fabulous Gluten Free Goodness.  She has picked Chickpeas as the ingredient of the week.  Ya-hoo!  We love it around here.  If it’s not humus or in a soup or casserole, I use the dried ground bean as a flour in some of the flour mixes I use for breads, brownies, chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin cookies.  It’s a bean of many faces!  ;o)


Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday

Monday:  Orchestra day/Dance class/Boy scout meeting/mommy prep for upcoming class/make chicken stock, strain, and cool

Daddy’s night to cook!  (I think it’s grilled burgers, roasted sweet potato and regular potatoes, and a salad)


Tuesday:  Piano lessons/mommy prep for upcoming class/package and freeze chicken stock

Leftover night (there is roast beef, chicken, roast veggies, salad, etc. in the fridge – gotta eat it up!)


Wednesday:  No school for Kindergarten/mommy teaches a class

      Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken and rice


Thursday:  No school for all the kids/conferences for the big kids

Turkey Meatballs, gluten free pasta and salad


Friday:  No school for all the kids/mom’s Bible Study/fun night at church for the 5th grader

Don’t know yet – it’s kid’s choice night!  The kids will decide Thursday and then help me make it on Friday.


Other stuff to do:  get waffles made and in the freezer/data entry work (about 15 hours)/get walking training miles in/put some meals together for some friends/work on linking more recipes on blog/etc., etc., etc…

I’m walking 60 miles in the Breast Cancer 3-day!  Will you help me reach my goal